The ancestral home to many noteworthy poets, authors and singers and with great fame for its involvement with the legend of Robin Hood is the county of Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands region of England. Adjacent to Nottinghamshire are the geographic counties of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Nottinghamshire lies on the eastern slope of the Pennines mountain range, the “spine” of England. The districts of Nottinghamshire are Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, and Rushcliffe. Eminent of all is the traditional county of Nottingham.
There is ample evidence of prehistoric settlement in Nottinghamshire. The county’s major buildings of note are the great mansions of the Dukeries, the restored Nottingham Castle, and the cathedral at Southwell. There are two universities in the city of Nottingham.
- Sherwood Forest:
The legendary purlieu of Robin Hood, this 450-acre county park is now part of the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and home to a fascinating ecosystem. The forest is jeweled with 900 veteran Oak trees including the famous major oak tree regarded as Robin Hood´s principal hideout. Sherwood Forest has a long tradition of toothsome food which can be enjoyed at the cozy and relaxed Forest Table Restaurant. Furthermore, to seize from this enchanting place are the upcoming year-round events.
2. Wollaton Park:
Yet another spectacular place to mention is the Wollaton Park which is a deer park and home of Wollaton Hall, Nottingham Natural History Museum and Nottingham Industrial Museum. Throughout all the seasons, the park is a popular visitor attraction. In summer, enjoy the glorious sunshine and kick back with a picnic with your friends or family, and in winter wrap up warm and take to the hills on your sleigh. With scores of other notable species present at the site, it is home to a herd of red deer and Fallow deer. The immaculately kept formal gardens provide the perfect spot to sit and relax. Situated adjacent to the stable block is the small walled botanic garden. It serves a useful purpose of exhibiting an area of living plant life. Wollaton Hall is an Elizabethan country house of the 1580s standing on a small but prominent hill in Wollaton Park and its surrounding parkland is regularly used for large-scale outdoor events such as rock concerts, sporting events and festivals. The Hall contains restored Tudor kitchens and Natural History Galleries.
3. Wheelgate Park:
Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park is a 30-acre family theme park and water park in Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire, England. The park includes two large indoor play centres, a farm and a water park. This all-action theme park and water park has eight zones packed to the brim with rides for all ages! Animals are the residents of Wheelgate Park, and throughout the park, there are many places where kids can see and visit the animals. There are many animals in the Animal Adventure Zone, including rabbits, goats, ponies, snakes and other reptiles, a mongoose, llamas, pigs and birds. The Wheelgate Park also features a small tropical house just next to the entrance. There are butterflies, reptiles, fish and bugs to see. Abridged, it makes for a fun packed family day out well worth the money.
Nottinghamshire is the perfect place to enjoy the sport and get active, boasting world-class facilities and great sporting pedigree. Due to its climate and exceptional geographic situation, plenty of activities can be of great interest to many. Venture to Sherwood Pines and you’ll find a Go Ape activity that’s one of the best and most popular in the country. Nottinghamshire is swaggering home to the National Ice Centre, where you can twirl and glide on the ice, plus the National Watersports Centre, which offers a huge range of activities, from canoeing, rowing, water skiing and white water rafting. Alternatively, you can choose to make a journey to Lady Bay and enjoy climbing, archery and much more at the Arches Adventure Base. More so for the adrenaline rush try something a little different, within Sherwood Forest you can try your hand at mud buggies, 4×4 driving, assault courses, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, paintball, team building events and of course archery in the home of Robin Hood.
5. Clumber Park:
This heavenly place offers a wealth of activities to choose from a range of bikes to hire and explore the beautiful landscape park, health and woodlands at Clumber Park. Home to some of the most iconic views in Nottinghamshire, Clumber Park is a photographer’s delight. With stunning views from across the Serpentine Lake and over the Ornamental Bridge, there is always the opportunity capture that perfect shot of the Clumber landscape. Migrating birds and other wildlife may also make a guest appearance at the last moment, while Limetree Avenue attracts the winter sunrays as they beam through the silhouettes of the ancient trees. Whether you´re looking for a romantic weekend away or a fabulous location for a family celebration, or perhaps just fancy a little spa pampering, a stay at Muthu Clumber Park Hotel & Spa in the region won´t disappoint.
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